The conference was a great success and attended by more than 100 delegates. The weekend included an exciting programme of talks from some of the world’s leading alpine experts, including:
As part of the AGS’ commitment to promoting an interest in alpines among young people, the society sponsored places for a number of young horticulturists. These included guests from RHS Wisley, the National Trust, St. Andrews Botanic Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Awards and medals were presented to AGS members for their achievements from new AGS President, Christopher Bailes
The 2017 winner of the Lyttel Trophy (the Society’s highest honour) was announced as Michael Kammerlander. Michael is a German plantsman, commended for his tireless work on the genus Dionysia.
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